Bird Seed as treat for Chickens?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Hegatha, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im just wondering if you can feed bird seed as a treat to chickens?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kootenays of BC!
    Absolutely. I may be wrong but I *think* chickens may be birds. [​IMG]
     
  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    It is just fine.[​IMG] Sunflower seeds are especially great for your birds, It helps with the formation of feathers.[​IMG]
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    They can eat it, but it's pretty low in nutrition.
    It's only about 9% protein
     
  5. but watch it... they might just see you coming with it and RUN YOU DOWN!!!!!!!!!!! mine will kill for it. they actually jump at my bird feeder for it!!!! lol
     
  6. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol, I can see that happening with mine... I bet that's a money winner on funniest videos if you send it in.
     
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    oh yes!!! When i go out and feed the bird feeders containers.. yup, got to give a little to the big birds (chickens that is). my ducks eat it as well. [​IMG]
     
  8. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using bird seeds.

    My local feed store also carries pigeon seeds. The seeds are larger such as whole corns and peas. Does anyone have any experience with them?
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I have always made my own scratch and most of the year, wild bird seed mixes are a part of it.
    Yes, most of it is low in protein but about the same as most scratch grains. The exception is BOSS which is high in protein.
     
  10. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens will also jump high for cooked speghetti pasta....
    Chicken tricks if i ever saw any [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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